Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson ‘did some good things’ in scrimmage

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans held a scrimmage Thursday, and Deshaun Watson was a big focal point in the game.

It has been said many times about Deshaun Watson throughout the Houston Texans training camp and offseason that Watson is not only the very best player on the roster, but he’s the leader, and the face of the team.

Being the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson has maybe the most important job in the entire franchise, because he just might be the toughest player and person to replace as there are only so many higher tier quarterbacks in the entire NFL.

The praises of Watson need to be vocal and loud because of that great importance he carries for the Houston Texans franchise, and on Thursday night in the intrasquad scrimmage, Deshaun Watson was said to have played well, and “did some good things,” according to head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien.

In post-scrimmage comments (provided by NFL Communications), O’Brien had the following to say about the play of Deshaun Watson:

"“It was good. I thought he did some good things. He was put into some tough situations. He had fourth-and-goal at the three. He had different situations on third down. He was backed up in his own end. I thought he handled it really well. He’s had a really good camp and I thought a lot of the skill guys played well tonight. So, yeah, I thought we were able to get a lot done offensively.”"

Deshaun Watson is not only going to do some good this this upcoming season, but some great things as well. With this being an important scrimmage as there are no scrimmages or preseason games against another opponent this training camp, it is good news about the progress of Watson entering his fourth season.

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Some of the rookies for the Houston Texans are standing out and having good camps, according to head coach Bill O’Brien. Following the scrimmage, he mentioned rookies John Reid and Ross Blacklock as two players who have stood out in their first foray into the NFL.

O’Brien not only said those two rookies had a good camp, but he spoke of others as well in the media conference with comments provided by NFL Communications:

"“There’s other guys that have played that maybe they are not in their first year but they have improved a lot from year one to year two. Charles Omenihu, that guy has had a really good camp for us.”"

Omenihu is a player who it is going to be exciting to see just how much he improves from year one to year two. Omenihu played in 14 games last season, and in those games he recorded two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three sacks. He also had five QB hits and two tackles for loss. That was just as a rookie, so in year two the belief should be he’s going to be even better, whether or not it shows up on the stat sheet.

So from the looks of the comments provided by O’Brien, Deshaun Watson is in a good spot a few weeks before the start of the regular season, and the younger players on the roster are doing what they need to do for success.

Fans need to be excited for this team no matter what the national media says this training camp. The Texans deserve to be in the conversation for three-peating as AFC South champions.

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Though it isn’t an easy task to stay ahead of the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans aren’t a pushover either, especially with Deshaun Watson as their starting quarterback.